Prosecutor: Officers who responded to shooting are 'heroic'

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, police investigate outside Fifth Third Bank building on Fountain Square after a shooting with multiple fatali

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, police investigate outside Fifth Third Bank building on Fountain Square after a shooting with multiple fatali

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor is praising the Cincinnati police officers who killed a gunman at a downtown office building as heroic.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters on Friday cleared the four officers who responded within minutes to the shootings at Fifth Third Bancorp headquarters. The officers killed 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez after Perez fatally shot three people and wounded two others.

Deters says he'll "never know how many lives" the officers saved that day." Police say Perez carried some 200 rounds of ammunition when he entered the bank building lobby the morning of Sept. 6.

Both survivors are out of the hospital. Whitney Austin, who was shot at least a dozen times, returned home Tuesday but faces what her husband calls "a long road" in recovering physically and mentally.